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GCHS music students perform at state contest

Garden City High School band, choir, and orchestra students competed well at the Kansas State High School Activities Association State 6A Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, April 28 in Topeka.


Eight band students performed solos at state:

Receiving a I “Outstanding” rating were:

  • Emma Banwell, trumpet
  • Alicia Montoya, clarinet
  • Seth Palacio, bass clarinet
  • Meara Bergstrom, trumpet
  • Juan Moya, trombone
  • Melissa Fierro, flute

Receiving a II “Excellent” rating were:

  • Neva Payne, alto saxophone
  • Pablo Aguilar, tenor saxophone


The school choir had nine soloists and three ensembles compete.  The soloists receiving a “I” rating include:

  • Byrant Detvongsa
  • Ryan Pilosof
  • Hayley Loya
  • Anahi Alcantara

Soloists receiving a “II” rating include:

  • Rylan Anderson
  • Jose Fernandez
  • Sarah Kuhlmeier

Soloists receiving a “III” rating include:

  • Annalise York
  • Gizelle Flores

The Freshmen Girls Trio received a “I” rating. The students include:

  • Christy Donovan
  • Darby Reimer
  • Annalise York

The Select Freshmen Treble Choir received a “II” rating. The students include:

  • Katelyn Barrett
  • Christy Donovan
  • Gizelle Flores
  • Danica Galia
  • Alie Hernandez
  • Raelee James-Crist
  • Mackenzie Torres
  • Michelle Ramos
  • Darby Reimer
  • Annalise York

Les Chantes received a “II” rating. The students include:

  • Anahi Alcantara
  • Bryna Bondarenko
  • Patricia Garone
  • Jazlyn Guerro
  • Leslie Jaco
  • Sarah Kuhlmeier
  • Arianna Martinez
  • Jenna Nelson
  • Adisyn Rogers
  • DeeAnn Smith
  • Natalie Unsworth
  • Chloe Wilkerson


The Chamber Orchestra received a “I” rating. The members of the group include:

  • Abby Ramos
  • Andrea Barajas
  • Anna LaMastres
  • Patricia Castillo
  • Meliny Kingstone
  • Alondra Guzman
  • Delilah Combs
  • Alexis Herrada
  • Noah Longoria
  • Asia Briggs
  • Jasmine Garcia
  • Jaelyn Grim
  • Lilly Moore
  • Makenna Metheny

Orchestra Bass soloists Julia Facio and Makenna Metheny

received a “I” rating.

Soloists who received a “II” rating included Jaelyn Grim on Cello; Ashley Kingstone and Ayden Cruz on viola; and Abby Ramos and Delilah Combs on violin. 

Noah Longoria received a “III” rating on violin.